Peace Mennonite At-Home Worship: May 24, 2020

Welcome to Worship with Peace Mennonite!

You are invited to join us for sharing and prayer on Zoom each Sunday morning at 11.  Simply click this link. This morning the Worship Committee plans to have some structured sharing and prayer time for the first thirty or forty minutes, and then leave the zoom call open for more informal conversation afterwards.

A reminder that our current church announcements are available here.

Plains Wild Indigo, photo by Ken Ratzlaff

Prelude – “Bird Song” sung by the Bonners

Welcome from Pastor Melissa:

Dear Lovers of God… that is what the name “Theophilus” means, the intended reader of the Acts of the Apostles. Today we enter into that book about the birth of the church. As Lovers of God, we have held on to Jesus in his resurrection appearances this month. Now we let go.

Thanks to everyone for sharing your cloud photos with us! God led the Israelites in a cloud. God met Moses on the mountain in a cloud. Jesus’ transfiguration was overshadowed by a cloud. Today we remember the ascension: Jesus leaves in a cloud!

Scripture Reading: Jill Allen

Call to Worship

We gather as pilgrims on a journey of faith.

We come seeking the cloud of your presence as we travel The Way.

We come seeking your pillar of fire to light our darkness.

Shine in our hearts, O God, with the light of your love.

Make your presence known through Jesus the Christ. Amen.

Hymnal: A Worship Book #661

Come for a bike ride and cloud tour with Thomas and Tara!

Congregational Prayer

You are invited to pray in song, as you listen or sing along. This performance of Healer of Our Every Ill by Marty Haugen, writer and composer, begins with a segment in which our response is: God of mercy, hear our prayer. Lyrics for the more familiar part are found in the Blue Hymnal: A Worship Book #377.

Our Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Time: Jenny Welch Buller

Hymn: Nothing is Lost on the Breath of God (Sing the Story #121)

Scripture Reading: Jill Allen

Sermon

Hymn: You’re Not Alone, from the Voices Together collection

Offering

You are invited to mail your financial contributions to the church (615 Lincoln St., Lawrence, KS, 66044) or to the home of our treasurer, Roberta Renz (address in the church directory).

See the “How and Where to Give” section of our announcements page for information on giving to other organizations who need funding at this time.

Offertory: The Camel played by Elinor, who received a top rating at the virtual middle school band solo festival with this piece!

Benediction